Healthy Foods Supplements Weight Loss Wellness 

Do These 5 Things Every Day to Feel Young and Vibrant

Anti-aging is a huge business throughout the world. People are either trying to stave off the normal aging process by spending a fortune on creams, pills, surgery and makeup, or they have surrendered to the belief that illness, weight gain, and sagging skin are inevitable side effects of getting older. Many of us move into our fifties and beyond exhausted from working hard and getting our children launched. Many of us are overweight. If you want to have a healthy life in your fifties, sixties and beyond, there are five…

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Health Studies Wellness 

Science Has Just Identified the Best Cure for Anxiety and Stress

Have you ever had a day like this? You had a stressful time at work, dealing with deadlines and difficult people. You lost your wallet when you went to pay for coffee, after spilling that all over your dress. The commute home was brutal, and you spent an hour caught in a massive traffic jam. Then, you walk through the front door and hear the excited sound of four paws sliding toward you. By the time you’ve crossed the threshold, a cuddly ball of fur is standing in front of…

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Diet Disease Wellness 

This Cardiologist Follows One Dietary Rule

In a recent article in MindBodyGreen.com, cardiologist Dr. Robert Ostfeld says that during his education at Yale and Harvard, he never received any nutritional training. Now he understands his experience is not unusual. He rectified the situation by seeking out the information he wanted. Today, he has one cardinal rule he follows for his own health, and he shares that with his patients. That rule is to follow a plant-based diet. For many years, Dr. Ostfeld has been the Director of Preventive Cardiology at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx,…

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Healthy Foods 

This One Posture Trick Will Change Your Life

We are all constantly engaged in non-verbal communication with other people. This communication consists of hand and eye movements, facial expressions and posture. Slate features editor Jessica Winter has been using a posture she calls the Kindly Brontosaurus, and having amazing results. The Kindly Brontosaurus has helped Winter secure elusive airline seats, move to the front of a 1,000-person line, get access to a private area of a museum, and even convince her former boss to re-engineer a project already underway. Winter describes the posture: You must stand quietly and…

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Exercise Health Studies Supplements Weight Loss 

5 More Great Fat-Burning Supplements

In our last article, we discussed the value of including supplements in your nutritional and exercise regimen. These supplements can be taken individually, or you can find a combination supplement that incorporates them. Here are five more excellent fat-burning supplements: 1. Olea Europaea Extract – Olea Europaea is the scientific name for olive leaf extract, of which the chemical oleuropian is the most important active ingredient. Oleuropian is an antioxidant that boosts your immune system and raises norepinephrine levels, both of which increase calories burned by your body. Recommended dosage…

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Diet Exercise Health Studies Supplements Weight Loss 

5 Supplements That Burn Fat

If you’re an avid exerciser, you may be familiar with this problem. You hit the gym regularly, and you know you’re strengthening and sculpting your abs. But it’s hard to show the world, because a little layer of fat hides those hard-earned gains. If you want to drop that those last few pounds of fat, or if you’re dealing with an even bigger problem, consider fat-burning supplements. Here are five of the best fat burning aids. You can use them individually, or purchase a supplement that combines them. 1. Caffeine…

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Diet Healthy Foods Wellness 

Things to Know About Matcha

Matcha is the newest trendy beverage. This green powder is featured in tea and coffee drinks, smoothies, and even gourmet restaurant recipes. If you haven’t yet tried it, here are some things to know. Matcha is a form of green tea; the name itself means “powdered tea.” Traditional green tea is made by diffusing the leaves in hot water, then discarding them. Matcha is the actual leaves in fine powder form. To prepare, a teaspoon of the powder is mixed with a third cup of hot water and heated, then…

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Disease Health Studies 

Inflammation: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Inflammation in the body is a two-edged sword. It can protect us, or hurt us. It is useful to understand the various roles played by inflammation. Inflammation is the body’s response to threats. Those may be stress, toxic chemicals, or infection. When one of these dangers is detected by the immune system, it activates proteins to protect the cells and tissues. Inflammation is most visible when it is working to repair an injury or fight off illness. Signs of inflammation include a fever or swollen glands, as often happens with…

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Disease 

8 Signs You May Have Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a disease that was only recently identified, and is still controversial and confusing to many physicians as well as patients. Because of this, it is often underdiagnosed and undertreated. It can be a challenge to differentiate fibromyalgia and other chronic pain and fatigue disorders. If you have been experiencing aching pain and exhaustion, do not ignore the situation. Do not allow a doctor to dismiss your symptoms; find a medical expert who understands the disease. For most people, here are nine common signs of fibromyalgia: 1. Muscle Aches…

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Natural Remedies Supplements Wellness 

Monitor Your Thyroid With This Simple Tool

Approximately 59 million Americans suffer from thyroid disorders. This small, butterfly-shaped gland controls the body’s metabolism, and how it consumes oxygen and produces heat. Problems occur when the thyroid releases too much or too little hormone. An thyroid that is either overactive or underactive can lead to a wide range of health problems, including heart disease, goiter, and Graves disease. Thyroid disorders are difficult to diagnose, and often require a series of specific blood tests. However, fifty years ago, Dr. Broda Barnes developed a test that helps begin the process…

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